• “From Empty Pews to Empty Cradles: Fertility Decline Among European Catholics.” Journal of Demographic Economics, 84(2), 149-187 Abstract  pdf


  • “Bayesian Estimation of State Space Models Using Moment Conditions.” Journal of Econometrics, 201(2):198-211 Abstract  pdf
  • “Anchoring the Yield Curve Using Survey Expectations.” Journal of Applied Econometrics, 32(6):1055-1068 Abstract  pdf
  • “Sensitivity, Moment Conditions, and the Risk-free Rate in Yogo (2006).” Critical Review of Finance, 6(2):281-293 Abstract  pdf


  • “Existence and Characterization of Conditional Density Projections.” Econometric Theory, 32(4):947-987 Abstract  pdf


  • “Theory-coherent forecasting.” Journal of Econometrics, 182(1):145-155 Abstract  pdf
  • “Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination in Europe: Homosexuality and Physical Appearance.” Journal of Population Economics, 28(4):1045-1073 Abstract  pdf


  • “Total nucleated cells as a sole predictor of distinct targets of hematopoietic potential (CD34+ cells) in cord blood units: the results of a large series analysis in autologous cord blood units.” Transfusion, 54(5):1256-1262 Abstract
  • “Spillovers from high-skill consumption to low-skill labor markets.” Review of Economics and Statistics, 95(1):74-86 Abstract  pdf


  • “Minimum divergence, generalized empirical likelihoods, and higher order expansions.” Econometric Reviews, 30(4):406-456 Abstract  pdf

Book Chapters


  • “Unexplored dimensions of discrimination in Europe: Religion, homosexuality and physical appearance.” In Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination, 218-236, edited by T. Boeri, E. Patacchini, and G. Peri. Oxford University Press.” Abstract


  • “Approximate Bayesian Inference in Models Defined Through Estimating Equations.” In Bayesian Inference in the Social Sciences, 265-290, edited by I. Jeliazkov and X.S. Yang. Wiley-Blackwell.” Abstract
  • “Information Technology and Labor Market Polarization in EUrope.” In Wealth, Income Inequalities, and Demography, 145-161, edited by Luigi Paganetto. Springer Science + Business Media.” Abstract

Working Papers


  • “Unconditional and Conditional Wage Polarization in Europe.” Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), No. 8465  pdf
  • “Generalized Method of Moments with latent variables.” CEPR discussion paper, No. 9692  pdf


  • “Time limits: The effects on welfare use and other consumption-smoothing mechanisms.” Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), No. 6993  pdf


  • “Incorporating theoretical restrictions into forecasting by projection methods.” CEPR discussion paper, No. 8604

Older Papers


  • “Bayesian likelihoods for moment condition models.”  pdf


  • “Existence and Uniqueness of Semiparametric Projections.”

Other writings


I teach economics at the University of Pisa (Department of Economics and Management).


Department of Economics and Management University of Pisa Via Cosimo Ridolfi 10 56124 Pisa (PI) Italy


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